Last week was kind of rough for me you guys. I signed up for a certification test that is now required of all teachers in the district I teach in, and realized that the date I signed up for was this past Friday. “Okay, whatever, I thought… I’ll just do an emergency cram session and get this done.” So I started studying all (more…)
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I did it you guys… I braved it out yesterday with getting our new family of five to the zoo. I think for the first time ever I was actually prepared for a family outing. In the past, I’ve always forgotten something, or screwed something up somehow. However this time, and probably because the stakes were high with our (more…)
When I come across a must have piece, I immediately imagine myself in the most uncomfortable, non-mom shoes–which then ruins the whole moment. Yet, in reality, just because you’re mom’ing, doesn’t necessarily mean you have to eliminate all of those amazing outfits you fantasize about..
Last week I fell in love with a beautiful drop waist ruffle dress by English Factory from Shopbop, perfect for the summer. When it arrived, I thought, well how am I supposed to wear this if I can’t really wear heels most days?
I first tried paring this gorgeous number with a very light weight pair of white sneakers–which worked like a charm. Next I tried my baby blue Keds, Kate Spade edition, and instantly fell in love. I then realized that this dress would work great with nude flats, which worked beautifully. Next, I felt a little more brave, and tried out some good ol’ wedges–I honestly find wedges to be the most comfy just because they take pressure off of my heels. I suffer from an off and on case of plantar fasciitis, so I tend to do better with a little height. Finally, my last look is definitely the ideal look for this dress… hair up, a basket purse (see my last post on the picnic basket trend here), blush sunnies and pastel colored heels. Now with this look, I wouldn’t be caught trying to keep up with my kiddos–no ma’am!
I believe that it’s super important to wear what you want–but the reality is that some of us still have to get our mom on. While mom’ing around, simply adapt to your kids by changing up your shoes!
Check out my pics below to see how I took this dress from chic, to mom chic! You can shop this post below for this gorgeous dress, and all of my featured shoes.
A couple of weeks ago, my third daughter Jaelyn was born. Since her birth, I have felt this sense of completeness and wholeness with my family. It’s funny how you can become caught off guard with something unplanned or unexpected, and then in the end, understand how everything was perfectly orchestrated by God.
Mother’s Day: Three’s A Charm
Rather than allowing the hubs to surprise me with a gift for Mother’s Day, I went ahead and took matters into my own hands–ha! I found an heirloom brass necklace sold on Restoration Hardware’s website. You can customize your necklace the way you want with the option of three different circular sizes. I selected the large circle for my oldest daughter Sianna, an oval for my middle daughter Taytem, and the small circle for our newest addition, Jaelyn. Each circle is engraved with their name and birthday–it’s the perfect keepsake piece that I can hold onto and even pass down to each of my girls. I plan on wearing this beautiful piece daily, and it will make its first appearance this Mother’s Day–my first Mother’s Day with all of my babies!
Okay, so here I was thinking that I’ve been experiencing the typical life as a mom of two, but I was absolutely wrong! After day two in the hospital, things got real–and when it rains, it pours right? Day two in the hospital was a bit brutal. The pain and recovery after a c-section is already rough in itself, however, both of my girls had school, which was great, plus I figured they’d be better off continuing their normal activities. My mom was also wonderful with keeping them overnight so we didn’t have this crazy family of five setting’ up shop in a hospital room. Over the weekend, however, was when things got real. First, my oldest had to get ready for a dance competition we had been anticipating for months. There are certain things that only mothers know how to handle, so I had to find a way to get her hair and makeup done before the big show. Luckily, I had her teammate’s mom to help with more makeup details. While I was getting her makeup together, I picked up on something different from my three year old, Taytem. She seemed louder than usual, whiny, irritable, and just down right cray cray! In the midst of the stress, I sort of overlooked it and continued on with getting my oldest ready.
The next morning we had another obstacle; recital pictures at Taytem’s dance studio. My
hubby picked Tay up from my moms’ house and brought her to me for hair and makeup. Not only were things crazy, but Taytem was for sure acting differently again. She was singing really loud, not listening, and again–just a mess! Haha! My question is, why didn’t anyone tell me about this transition? I didn’t realize the jealousy thing kicked in pretty much immediately. I assumed there would be some type of honeymoon period at least. Also since we’ve been home, it’s been even worse.
Prior to Jaelyn’s birth, I took Tay out to shoot her in a dress that was way over due for blog pics. I think I’ll forever cherish these photos, knowing it was the last time we captured our last moment as life before her little sis.
The Perfect Bomber
This week I’m all about this pink blush colored bomber jacket from SheIn. I’ve been looking for the perfect spring lightweight jacket–preferably a bomber, to wear casually around town. What I love about this bomber is that it’s very well made and it is the perfect shade of pink–still a neutral. I managed to squeeze my 39 week pregnant self into a basic SheIntank dress with both sneakers and blush heels–and yes, I immediately removed the heels after the shoot. As you can see, Tay and I were all about the street style look this week. She sported her black hand made tulle dress from the amazing bumpNbeyond via Etsy with Converse high top sneakers.
So, if you’re a first time mama and thinking about having another little one in the future, let me be the one to tell you that having two little ones, even as far as three years apart, will be adventurous–but of course, not impossible. Just be prepared for things to change a bit, but eventually, for the better in the long run. As for me and baby Jae, we’ll be catching up on our beauty sleep and prepare for our first adventures together!